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Basic Collection Information and Status
Corn/Maize (Zea mays, Poaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mountain Pima
Collection Site   Chihuahua, Mexico (latitude: 28°; altitude: 4,600 ft / 1,400 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Mountain Pima LloronZL052
A mix of several different varieties, the kernels vary from white to yellow to rust to red-striped. Primarily a flour type, but flinty kernels are present throughout. From Yepachic.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
ZM16-003 Voucher 4ZM16-003 CF03 Fr1ZM16-003 CF08 FrZM16-003 CF08 OP FrZM16-003 Voucher 1ZM16-003 Voucher 2ZM16-003 Voucher 3ZM16-003 CF03 PZM16-003 CF03 LZM16-003 Wilson '97 FrZM16-003 Wilson '97 Fr2
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Characterization and Evaluation
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
ear height124.00 cmlot: CF '03From ground level to node bearing uppermost ear (Bioversity 4.1.5)
leaf widthModerately thinlot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.6)
number of leaves5.20lot: CF '03Number of leaves above the uppermost ear including ear leaf (Bioversity 4.1.7)
number of tillers3.75lot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.8)
plant height188.25 cmlot: CF '03From ground level to base of tassel (Bioversity 4.1.4)
stem colorRed-purplelot: CF '03  frequency: 0.30At the time of flowering. Observed between the two higher ears (Bioversity 4.1.9: 3/4)
stem colorGreenlot: CF '03  frequency: 0.70At the time of flowering. Observed between the two higher ears (Bioversity 4.1.9: 1)
tassel typePrimary, primary-secondarylot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.13)
Corn/Maize IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Domesticated in Mexico by 6,700 B.C., corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. These kernels may be of either a hard, flinty texture or soft and floury. When dry, flints generally store better and have greater resistance to insect damage.In early spring or with summer rains, plant seeds 1" deep. If rows, plant seeds 12" apart; or 3-4 seeds 18" apart in basins (for arid regions) or hills. Needs rich soil & moisture. Heat, aridity & high winds can all reduce pollination.An annual, corn is wind-pollinated, and all varieties will cross. Hand-pollination (with bagging) or staggered planting times is necessary to keep seeds pure if multiple varieties are grown. Allow ears to mature and dry on the plant.
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